Handicap and Line Honours for Limit the Reichel Pugh 63 owned by Alan Brierty on day one of the Bay of Islands Regatta. Cathy Vercoe
Welcome to Sail-World.Com's New Zealand newsletter for 20 January 2010.
Bay of Islands Sail Week got underway in Bay of Islands, today, with the Australian entry Limits having a very good first day. We have images and a report on the regatta which has attracted 83 entries.
With just two and a half weeks before the start of the 33rd America's Cup, both teams are now sailing off Valencia.
BMW Oracle Racing have renamed their Challenger 'USA-17', put on the wingsail and went sailing today, with local media and dignitaries along for the ride in a chase boat.
Alinghi 5 sailing off Valencia Alinghi Team
Alinghi 5 has been sailing for several days now.
In this issue we feature images from the BMW Oracle event, and video from both Alinghi5 and USA-17.
While the team photographers and local Spanish media have been getting ringside seats, as of today, there have still been no arrangements announced for any media, and because of that serious shortcoming, there is considerable uncertainty over the coverage of what is supposed to be the premier event in sailing.
Litigation has been the hallmark of the 33rd Americas Cup, however today was significant in that the International Jury had the first protest poked in its postbox. We have details in this edition. A Hearing is not expected to be held until after the Int Jury has assembled in Valencia after the end of January.
Wired a Bakewell-White design owned by Rob Bassett on day one of the Bay of Islands Regatta. Cathy Vercoe
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Bay of Islands Sailing Week 2010: Action – On the water Lesley Haslar, Over eight years the Bay Regatta has experienced all weather conditions; heavy winds – light winds, sunny skies - cloudy skies, flat seas – white caps. 2010 Day 1 has produced a warm breeze of 10-12 knots, light chop, cloudy skies with showers in the morning and again at the end of the day – but who cares about the rain... [more] Onsend this story
America's Cup: Alinghi 5 and USA-17 sail off Valencia - Video sail-World, The America's Cup Challenger and Defender have commenced sailing off Valencia ahead of the 33rd America's Cup in two and a half weeks time. Check out these two videos and see which you think is the fastest.... [more] Onsend this story
Clipper 09-10: Emotional welcome for Cork skipper Fearon Heather Ewing, Clipper 09-10. A huge crowd gathered on the pontoon, cheering and clapping as Qingdao, flying a string of Irish tricolours as well as their huge Chinese battle flag, arrived at Nongsa Point Marina this morning.... [more] Onsend this story
Yachting NZ Briefings for 20 January 2010 Jodie Bakewell-White, Yachting NZ, In this issue of Yachting NZ's Briefings: High Performance & International; Youth Sailing; Local Sailing; Admin, Safety & Training; What's On; Of Interest... [more] Onsend this story
Mach 2 Moth up for grabs in charity auction Audi Victoria Week, A high tech Mach 2 yacht will be auctioned on eBay to raise money for international children's charity, Variety. The donated yacht is courtesy of McConaghy, which has signed on as a partner of Australia's largest sailing event, Audi Victoria Week.... [more] Onsend this story
Star Worlds 2010: Another Gold within reach for Percy/Simpson? Lynn Fitzpatrick, Iain Percy and Andrew “Bart” Simpson continued to dominate the 2010 Star World Championship.With today's first place finish the 2008 Olympic Gold Medalists stretched their lead to 19 points over 1989 Star World Champion, Alan Adler and Guilherme Alemeida (BRA) by winning Race 4... [more] Onsend this story
ISAF publishes 2010 Supplement to The Case Book for 2009-2012 ISAF, The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) today published the 2010 Supplement to The Case Book for 2009-2012, which contains interpretations of The Racing Rules of Sailing.... [more] Onsend this story
Andrew Campbell - Tough couple of races Andrew Campbell, Andrew Campbell reports from the Star World Championship. I struggled getting off the line cleanly the last couple of days here in Rio. Yesterday was a very light air slugfest. Tomorrow will bring the throwout into the scores and mix things up a bit.... [more] Onsend this story
McConaghy's Knockout by Innovation John Curnow, When McConaghy's co-owners, Jonno Morris and Mark Evans, announced the McConaghy Cup in December 2009, they did so to commemorate the prizefight that would be the 2009 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. They knew the showdown at the front of the fleet was not only going to be an historic moment, but a true battle of epic proportions.... [more] Onsend this story
America's Cup heads for the International Jury Room Sail-World, In a first for the 33rd America's Cup one of the protagonists have taken a compliant to the International Jury rather than the New York Supreme Court. In a statement just released, spokesman Tom Ehman has outlined a number of issues BMW Oracle racing have with the latest edition of the racing documents published by Alinghi and their club, event organisers, Societe Nautique de Geneve.... [more] Onsend this story
Groupama 3 in standby mode for Jules Verne Trophy attempt Franck Cammas-Groupama, Latest news from Groupama 3 skipper Franck Cammas. The trimaran is now in 'standby mode' for another attempt at the Jules Verne Trophy... [more] Onsend this story
BMW ORACLE Racing takes maiden sail in Valencia as 'USA' BMW Oracle Racing Media, BMW ORACLE Racing, with its trimaran and towering wing sail, made its debut on Spanish waters Tuesday afternoon. It's the first time the American team has sailed its America's Cup boat at the venue of the 33rd Match. When the boat took to the waters off the Port of Valencia, it was sporting USA emblazoned on its stern, the name designated for the boat by the Golden Gate Yacht Club... [more] Onsend this story
Images of Valencia: US Challenger has her first sail Gilles Martin-Raget, BMW Oracle Racing's photographer Gilles Martin-Raget was on hand to record the first sail in Valencia of the Challenger for the 33rd America's Cup. The Match is expected to get underway on 8 February 2010.... [more] Onsend this story
Key West 2010: Picture perfect start for Day 1 Premiere Racing, Bretsch and fellow PROs Ken Legler (Division 1) and Dave Brennan (Division 2) were all able to complete two races in oscillating winds that held steady between 7 and 10 knots. Competitors reported wind shifts ranging from five to 50 degrees, which kept tacticians on their toes.... [more] Onsend this story
Images of Valencia: Raising the Wingsail on America's Cupper Gilles Martin-Raget, BMW Oracle Racing today raised the wingsail on the America's Cup Challenger ahead of planned testing session off Valencia today. Gilles Martin-Raget was there to record the event:... [more] Onsend this story
Alinghi fail to accept America's Cup agreement, Court action expected Richard Gladwell, It would appear from the tenor of a media release under the name of Tom Ehman, Head of External Affairs fro BMW Oracle Racing that Alinghi have not responded to the deadline set to accept the Singapore Agreement negotiated by the two teams last week under the oversight of the International Sailing Federation.... [more] Onsend this story
New Zealand MIA forms new northern group NZ Marine, New Zealand's Marine Industry Association (MIA) has welcomed the formation of a new marine industry group – MIA Northern Group – to represent the interests of the sector in Opua, Whangarei and Marsden Cove.... [more] Onsend this story
Velux 5 Oceans: Clocks ticking, nine months to the start gun Velux 5 Oceans, Only nine months remain until the start of the Velux 5 Oceans and the various pieces of the jigsaw continue to come together. All the ingredients are being put in place for the eighth edition of the classic singlehanded round the world race, which should create one of the most successful events in the prestigious twenty eight year history of The Ultimate Solo Challenge.... [more] Onsend this story
Antigua Sailing Week 2010 - Battle of the Big boats Antigua Sailing Week, Antigua Sailing Week - With the likes of Niklas Zennstrom's 72-footer Ran, Tom Hill's custom Reichel/Pugh 75 Titan 15, Austin Fragomen's JV TP52 Interlodge, and Mike Slade's 100ft super maxi ICAP Leopard all toning up for 43rd edition of Antigua Sailing Week (24-30 April 2010), competition is expected to be exceptionally challenging for this annual Caribbean extravaganza.... [more] Onsend this story
2010 Star Championship - Percy and Simpson take lead Lynn Fitzpatrick - WorldRegattas, 2010 Star Championship - Percy/Simpson made good on yesterday's promise to perform better today. With their second place finish, Percy/Simpson move to the top of the leaderboard.... [more] Onsend this story
Women's Match Racing Squad have goddesses on their side Craig Heydon, Australia's Women's Match Racing Squad are set to have a pair of Greek goddesses willing them to victory as they continue to campaign for Gold at the 2012 London Olympic Games... [more] Onsend this story
A tropical breeze, sunny skies, ready to race in Bay of Islands Lesley Haslar, Bay of Islands Sailing Week registration 4-6pm today, Tuesday 19 January. Eighty three boats entered with late-entries joining the fleet this evening. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from January 20, the spectacle of eight five competing yachts in the bay will be great shore-side entertainment - best viewing from Waitangi Golf Course and top of Tapeka Point Russell .... [more] Onsend this story
Island Cruising Association Summer Seminar Series John Martin, Planning to cruise offshore? The ICA (Island Cruising Assoc.) Summer Seminar Series is geared to get you out there safely, with the knowledge you need to prepare yourself and your boat. If you're planning a first time cruise the Cruising Prep School is a great start. If the passage is imminent the the Passage Maker Seminar is a must and everyone going offshore should attend a live life raft demo.... [more] Onsend this story
Hublot launches commemorative watch 'King Power Alinghi' Alinghi Media, Alinghi sponsor and prestigious Swiss watch maker, Hublot, launched the King Power Alinghi last night at a celebration on the shores of Lake Geneva, Switzerland. This exclusive and limited edition watch commemorates and carries the colours of the Swiss Defender of the 33rd America's Cup. The King Power Alinghi represents the savoir-faire and precision of Swiss technology, in common with Alinghi 5... [more] Onsend this story
Andrew Campbell: Star Worlds Brazil - two days down, currently fourth Andrew Campbell, We were overlapped with the second place boat across the finish line to take third in the race.... [more] Onsend this story
America's Cup Challenger's deadline for Singapore Agreement response Richard Gladwell and Golden Gate YC Media, The Challenger for the 33rd America's Cup, Golden gate Yacht Club, has replied to the Defender, Societe Nautique de Geneve's letter, by writing directly once again to the SNG Commodore, Pierre-Yves Firmenich regarding the recent meeting in Singapore, following which, a member of the Alinghi negotiating team made accusations that it was GGYC who had withdrawn the settlement offer made.... [more] Onsend this story
Paul Cayard - Update from Dubai Paul Cayard, The latest news from a very busy Paul Cayard. 'For the past three days I have been working on the World Sailing Teams Association (WSTA) and the Louis Vuitton Trophy regattas that will be held over the next 12 months.'... [more] Onsend this story
Gladwell's Line: Russell Coutts on the America's Cup bunny hunt Richard Gladwell, Russell Coutts, CEO of BMW Oracle Racing was in a slightly perplexed frame of mind, when called this morning (NZT) in Valencia, to discuss the latest about turn by the Defender, as they had apparently declared the arrangements for the regatta were done and dusted, last Friday.... [more] Onsend this story
OK Dinghy World Champions talk about what it takes to win Robert Deaves, With the 2010 OK Dinghy World Championship being held next month in 'windy' Wellington, New Zealand, the past three world champions – Nick Craig (2005, 2006, 2007), Karl Purdie (2008) and Thomas Hansson-Mild (2009) – talk about the class, the racing and their thoughts on last year's and this year's championship.... [more] Onsend this story
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